Rule in the files
Answer the following questions in 2-3 paragraphs each.
- We discussed Haydn and Mozarts use of elements of the Janissary music of the Ottoman Empire in their works. What aspects of Janissary music did each composer reference in his work? In what ways did each composer Westernize characteristics of Janissary music, and how might this constitute a form of Exoticism? Cite specific examples, with time-stamps, to support your claim. (3 points)
- Drawing on ETA Hoffmans essay Beethovens Instrumental Music, discuss how Beethoven redefined the relationship between composer, musical work and performer. Cite ideas from Hoffmans writing. Where applicable, cite specific examples from the first movement of Beethovens Eroica Symphony (Symphony No. 3). (3 points)
- In what ways did socioeconomic and gender distinctions of the time period influence the development of the Early Romantic Style? More specifically, how did these socioeconomic and gender distinctions influence the work and career of Fanny Hensel? In both cases, tie your discussion to specific pieces that we have discussed in class. (3 points)
- APPLICATION: Charles Baudelaire wrote that “Romanticism is precisely situated neither in choice of subject nor in exact truth, but in a way of feeling. Find a contemporary piece of music that you listen to (of any genre) that reflects Baudelaires statement. Explain why. (1 point)